We’ve been taking our nearly 15-month-old to swimming lessons in our town for the past few Saturday mornings. I love holding him, swirling him, feeling him cling like a koala to my shoulder. (I have more to write about swim lessons later!).

He’s the youngest in the class, although there’s a few babies near his age. And I bet none of them are wearing a cloth / reusable swim diaper! It’s a shame, since cloth swim diapers are a cloth diapering option pretty accessible for most parents, even if they don’t cloth diaper normally.

I have read some town pools forbid cloth swim diapers. Which to me is silly because a plastic swim diaper does the exact same thing – allows moisture to pass through but contains solids. On the upside, I’ve also read once officials at a town pool/park are educated about cloth swim diapers, they have changed their policies. Smart people!

We have a few different swim diapers in our house. i play sent us their Ultimate Swim Diaper to try out this summer! i play offers numerous boy/girl prints in the Ultimate Swim Diaper, and they are CUTE! Some of the girl diapers have a little ruffle on the butt!


One feature I especially like about this diaper is that unlike other swim diapers I’ve seen, which mostly just have mesh lining, iPlay’s swim diaper has an extra absorbent layer. I really like that, because at the pool there’s a bit of a delay from when we get him changed, and when we can actually go in the pool. I used to stuff an insert in the swim diaper for those 10 minutes or so, but that was a pain to fish out again. With this diaper, it’s okay if he goes a LITTLE bit, because the layer will handle it.

i play sent a size large, which turned out to be a bit big for our baby. But the elastic legs and waist still provide a good fit!. It’s a bit puffy on him due to the size, but he’ll grow into it! It would be nice if the legs were gussetted, but they still hold messes nicely. I know from experience, as our baby decided to poop in the diaper right after our little photo shoot.

i play is a baby brand with a 25 year history of offering safe products for babies. From swim and sun gear, bed, bath, body, and feeding products to name a few, i play gives you a wide range of fun options for your child. All their products are BPA free.

Here’s to more days of sun, fun, and safety for our babies! Even though it’s still raining over here, my son is ready for his next swim lesson:

Win it:One lucky reader will win a boy or girl swim diaper from i play! ARV $12

Disclosure: I was sent a product to facilitate this review. I was not compensated in any other way, and all opinions are 100% my own.